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Raw and refined: Two versions of the song Jarama V
送交者: jingchen 2018年01月17日17:40:06 于 [史地人物] 发送悄悄话

Raw and refined: Two versions of the song Jarama Valley 

We mostly like refined products. But sometimes rawness cuts deeper into our nerve. The following are two lyrics of Jarama Valley, a song about Spanish Civil War in 1930s. They were written by members of the British Battalion, who fought on the Republicans’ side, the losing side. The first was the early and raw one. The second is the later and refined one.


The first one

  • There’s a valley in Spain called Jarama,
    That's a place that we all know so well,
    for 'tis there that we wasted our manhood,
    And most of our old age as well.

    From this valley they tell us we're leaving
    But don't hasten to bid us adieu
    For e'en though we make our departure
    We'll be back in an hour or two

    Oh, we're proud of our British Battalion,
    And the marathon record it's made,
    Please do us this one little favour
    And take this last word to Brigade:

    "You will never be happy with strangers,
    They would not understand you as we,
    So remember the Jarama Valley
    And the old men who wait patiently".

    The second one 

    There’s a Valley in Spain called Jarama,
    It’s a place that we all know so well,
    It is there that we gave of our manhood,
    And so many of our brave comrades fell.

    We are proud of the British Battalion,
    And the stand for Madrid that they made,
    For they fought like true sons of the soil.
    As part of the Fifteenth Brigade.

    With the rest of the international column,
    In the stand for the freedom of Spain
    We swore in the valley of Jarama
    That fascism never will reign.

    Now we’ve left that dark valley of sorrow
    And its memories of regret,
    So before we continue this reunion
    Let us stand to our glorious dead.



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